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Galax police make two drug arrests

Two drug arrests were made last week in Galax, according to Police Chief Rick Clark. Dakota Shayne Edwards, 21, of Cana, was arrested on March 16 after a traffic stop. Sgt. Chris Hines, who was participating in a DMV grant-funded directed patrol, stopped Edwards for a traffic violation. During the

GALAX GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 01:38:00

Cash 5 lottery winner from Elkin

A local convenience store is celebrating notoriety after selling one of the two winning Jackpot NC Cash 5 lottery tickets last week. West End Elkin's Elkin Mart sold the $196,382 ticket March 1 to a local resident. The other winning ticket was sold at the Murphy Express in Goldsboro. Up until now th

ELKIN TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 15:23:15

Woman charged with revenge porn on ex

A woman is accused of violating the state's revenge porn law after detectives say she posted her ex-boyfriend's nude photos on Facebook. Gabriel Alexandra Husarenko, 19, of Hickory, is charged with felony disclosure of private images. Her arrest comes days after she filed a report accusing her ex-bo

GASTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-20 20:35:41

Forsyth County residents may see more snow this weekend

Forsyth County residents might see more snow this weekend as light snow fell Wednesday in the Triad and Northwest North Carolina. "If it snows, it likely will melt as it falls," said Phil Badgett, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Raleigh. "It likely will be a mix of mess - rain a

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 02:00:00

East Bend man facing larceny charges

Faw YADKINVILLE - An East Bend man is facing charges after allegedly attempting to steal medications from a neighbor. On March 20, the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Shoals Road in East Bend referencing a breaking and entering. The victim reported that his neighbor's son

YADKINRIPPLE.COM - 2018-03-21 17:49:46

Stuarts Draft man guilty of racketeering; prosecutor says case marks Nelson's largest meth bust (copy)

A Stuarts Draft man is facing 15 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in Nelson County to one count of racketeering and two felony drug charges in a case linked to a Mexican cartel that netted more than 12 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine. Victor Manuel Romero-Cornejo, 32, pleaded guil

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-03-21 13:16:00

The Latest: Thursday vote set on picking Catalonia's leader

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The Latest on the struggle to form a new government in Spain's secession-minded Catalonia region (all times local): 10:00 p.m. The Catalan Parliament speaker has set a Thursday afternoon vote to elect as the next regional president a former separatist minister who could be in

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 21:17:48

Yadkin County man arrested after attempting to steal from neighbor's home

Deputies arrested a man who was caught on camera trying to steal a neighbor's medicine. The Yadkin County Sheriff's Office reports it happened at a home on Shoals Rd in East Bend. After speaking with the neighbor's son, deputies arrested, Joshua Paul Faw, 33, of East Bend. Faw is charged with felony

WXII 12 - 2018-03-21 17:29:00

Bicyclist killed after being struck by several vehicles in Kings Mountain

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. - A portion of Highway 74 in Kings Mountain was closed for hours while state troopers investigated a fatal crash involving a bicyclist. The collision happened just after 4 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Highway 74, just past Business 74. Troopers have not identified the victim b


NC mom fights off coyote attacking daughter. 'It just wanted to eat me,' girl says.

A coyote growls after being caught in a trap in Mount Holly Saturday, January 19, 2013 (Credit: Todd Sumlin | The Charlotte Observer) CHARLOTTE, NC (Mark Price/The Charlotte Observer) - After years of mounting anxiety in North Carolina over increasingly aggressive coyotes, law enforcement officials


Pedestrian killed in early morning wreck

A pedestrian was killed in a collision with a vehicle around 5:03 a.m. Monday on U.S. 74 East. The collision between Patterson and Shelby roads has blocked all lanes of traffic until 9:27 a.m., according to the Department of Transportation. Check back as more details are available. A pedestrian was


Police warn of AEP scam

According to an alert the Galax Police Department, a phone scam is making the rounds in the Twin Counties. Citizens have reported that a caller - a male with a foreign accent - claims he is with American Electric Power. If called back, the line sounds like AEP's automated service, but is not; one


Focus turns to missing in Canadian serial killer case

In this Feb. 14, 2018, artist's sketch, Bruce McArthur, top, appears via video, as his lawyer Calvin Rosemond, left, speaks and Justice Wendy Agnew, second right, and Crown attorney Michael Cantlon, right, look on in court in Toronto on Wednesday. McArthur is accused of preying on adult men in a gay

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 04:08:37

Bomb threats continue to beleaguer Marion Senior High School

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-03-20 20:53:00

Fries does away with vehicle decals

FRIES - After several months of discussions and planning, Fries Town Council has approved the decision to move away from vehicle decal stickers, in favor of a motor vehicle licensing fee. The decision was made with a unanimous vote by council members during their March 6 meeting. FRIES - After seve


Wytheville man accused of shooting at residence

A Wytheville man is in jail awaiting trial after being charged with shooting at a Slate Spring Branch Road residence with a shotgun. Kenneth Wayne Brown, 60, was arrested on March 11 after the Wythe County Sheriff's Office responded to a shots fired report the day before. Chief Deputy Charles Foster


'Violent offender' arrested after December 2017 shooting in Mount Airy

A violent offender is behind bars as the result of a multiple agency manhunt in the Flat Rock community on Friday morning. On December 22, 2017, detectives from the Surry County Sheriff's Office responded to Timothy Don McMillian's residence on the 100 block of McMillian Lane in Mount Airy to invest


Suspect in theft spree is caught

A Dobson police officer apprehended Todd Emerson Collins, 36, of Ararat, Va., who is in the Surry County Jail in Dobson with an $855,000 secured bond. Dobson Police Chief Shawn Myers said Officer Ryan Adams from his department checked for outstanding warrants on Collins after catching him and found


Mount Airy to get first designated bike lanes

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. -- Bicyclists in Mount Airy will soon be riding In the first designated bike lanes in the city. The Department of Transportation is re-paving a stretch of North Main Street from Grace Street to Greenhill Road. DOT engineers suggested adding the bike lanes at the same time because Ma


Wytheville man shot by police is convicted of felonies

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